...serenity in motion


May 25, 2024, 12:21 AM
Being involved in the art business can see you facing a ton of things you aren't familiar with. New experiences can bring new challenges, asking your community for guidance can really help you conquer the obstacles you encounter.
May 16, 2024, 12:35 PM
Managing your goals, wants and needs can be a juggling act. Take a breath, step back and evaluate what you are trying to accomplish.
May 10, 2024, 2:37 PM
Paying commissions feels like a travesty to many but those galleries earn every penny of it. Look at what you get for what you are paying before you commit to the contract. If it doesn't feel equitable, just don't sign the contract and hang on their walls.
May 3, 2024, 4:30 PM
Sometimes, we try things to see if we like it. Other times, we do things because we said we would. As artists; we experiment with new concepts, materials and ideas. It doesn't matter if you stick with it but I can tell you if you don't give it your best effort, you will really never know the truth about what can happen.
Apr 28, 2024, 1:51 PM
Being an artist isn't always about the art materials. Sometimes it is about business classes and finding your focus. It isn't as much fun but it can be work the slog.
Apr 19, 2024, 5:36 PM
Exploring the amount of time someone has to make a career of art. This isn't a new subject but I always enjoy revisiting it.
Apr 12, 2024, 3:28 PM
I'm exploring the ups and downs of grant application and limitations when you receive the award. Is it worth it in the end? It is if you are clear on your focused goals.
Apr 11, 2024, 6:04 PM
The things I have learned vs the things I needed to know. Packing equipment and how to work from such a large vista onto an 8x10 composition.
Apr 9, 2024, 10:26 PM
4th day of painting, pile is smaller and our paintings are getting better!
Apr 9, 2024, 12:25 AM
Plein Air Adventure Day 3, Snow Mountain Ranch experience. Finding a place to paint while pulling my cart of stuff.